... Senate bill includes $114 million in MassHealth savings for fiscal 2020, Spilka estimates ...... "Rising health care costs are crowding out our shared priorities" - Sen. Spilka ...... Several of Baker's ideas, price variation commission recommendations in Senate bill, Rosenberg says ...... The goal on health care is to "get a significant bill to the governor's desk," Rosenberg says ...... Access, quality, cost, outcomes guided Senate's formulation of health care bill, Rosenberg says ...... Welch: Senate health care bill based on "common sense" and "realistic expectations" ...... Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee nominations accepted through Nov. 27 ...... Senate working group to hold Oct. 23 public hearing on draft health care legislation ...... House votes 151-3 to attach restrictions on gun discharge rates to supplemental budget bill ...... Haverhill's Vargas, North Adams' Barrett survive Dem primaries in race for open House seats ...... As tax reform heats up, Neal is Boston Chamber's guest on Oct. 27 ...
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CASINO BACKGROUND CHECK EXEMPTION TUCKED INSIDE SPENDING BILL

The budget bill the House is prepared to take up Wednesday afternoon proposes to amend the 2011 casino law by allowing the Gaming Commission to exempt certain employees at gaming establishments from criminal background checks.

The proposed change arrives as casinos are under construction in Everett and Springfield and is meant to remove a provision that House leaders view as "too restrictive," according to a senior House source. The criminal background check requirement was intended to apply mainly to employees who work on casino gaming floors, according to the official.


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